Laurel resident Dr. Deidra Crews received the Greater Baltimore Community and Patients Service Committee All-Star Award at the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland's annual Volunteer Awards Reception at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

Sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Nephrology Associates, the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Medicine Comprehensive Transplant Center, the event recognized individuals and organizations for their time and hard work on behalf of the Foundation.

Dr. Crews is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Associate Faculty at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research. A nephrologist and speaker, she was recognized for sharing her time and expertise with the NKF-MD, the area's only health agency dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of kidney and urinary tract diseases.

Crews served at screenings; presented Lunch & Learn titled "Let's Talk About Kidney Disease" at Lockheed Martin; promoted screenings for kidney disease to the public; represented the Foundation through media interviews; served on the health awareness committee; and volunteered to serve on the patient and community services committee's advocacy subcommittee.